Wednesday is the 12th Anniversary of 9/11. Many students were very young or not even born on 9/11. Although it may be painful, let’s remember those who passed and those that sacrificed to try to save others. For the 10 year Anniversary the NIE Institute produced the special newspapers in education tab, “Remembering 9/11.” The tab has a lot of good information and is available for you to download by clicking on the link at the end of this post.
On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamist extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane was crashed into a field near Shanksville PA.
Often referred to simply as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism. Nearly 3,000 people were killed during the attacks including more than 400 police officers and firefighters and 266 passengers and crew on the four planes. This was the most deadly terrorist attack in U.S. history.
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